Yesterday Deb and I watched Benjamin Buttons and Slumdog Millionaire. I was not overly impressed with either movie. I hadn't expected to be crazy about BB, I thought it would just be some light entertainment for the afternoon. Instead, I was pretty bored by it and almost turned it off but decided to stick it out. The last half was slightly more intriguing than the first half, probably because it had the real Brad Pitt at that point, and he's pretty darn attractive. Overall, I just wasn't captivated, even by the growing backward premise. The characters just didn't speak to me and the plot was predictable and too slowly developed.
I expected to like SM much more but was disappointed by this one too. Maybe it was not a good movie day for me. I know better critics than me loved this one, but I just wasn't awed. I wasn't attached to any of the characters and the story of poverty and struggle, along with the love story, dragged on for me. I anticipated much of the storyline and just wasn't overwhelmed by the acting.